Drug factory busted on Whiting Street

Marcus Champagne


Marcus Champagne
Marcus Champagne

A large amount of drugs were seized on Whiting Street and a Plainville resident was arrested on numerous drug charges as police announced they busted a drug factory onThursday.

Following an investigation into drug dealing in the center of Plainville, on Oct. 1, police said members of the Plainville Police Department’s Detective Division executed a search and seizure warrant at 16 Whiting St., Apt. 34.

Discovered within the apartment, police said, was approximately 1.23 pounds of marijuana; 42 grams of hashish; 5.8 grams of heroin; 7.3 grams of cocaine; $9,290 in suspected drug proceeds; drug paraphernalia; and packaging material indicative of drug sales.

The resident of the apartment, 20-year-old Marcus Champagne, was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses, said police: possession of greater than four ounces of marijuana; possession of marijuana with intent to sell; possession of cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to sell; possession of heroin; possession of heroin with intent to sell; possession of a controlled substance (Xanax); operating a drug factory; possession of drug factory paraphernalia.

Champagne was held on a $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 2.